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The Long and the Short of It

 a discussion on long forms in fiction


Nuala Ní ChonchúírPatrick ChapmanLadette RandolphJennifer Matthews


Saturday, 20 September @ 2.15pm
"The Long and the Short of It"
a discussion with Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Patrick Chapman, and others.
Triskel Christchurch
Tickets: €7/5 at the door.

A discussion on the length of forms in fiction, exploring how time, plot and characters differ between stories, novellas and novels—and whether demands on readers change too. Writers well-versed in multiple fiction forms, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Patrick Chapman, and others including Ploughshares editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph, will share their expertise, interviewed by Long Story, Short Journal editor Jennifer Matthews.


Nuala Ní Chonchúir was born in Dublin in 1970; she lives in East Galway. Her critically acclaimed first novel YOU was published in 2010 by New Island. The same publisher brought out her fourth short story collection Mother America in 2012. A chapbook of flash Of Dublin and Other Fictions was published in the US in late 2013 by Tower Press and Nuala’s second novel The Closet of Savage Mementos appeared in April 2014 from New Island. Penguin USA and Penguin Canada will publish Nuala’s third novel, Miss Emily, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid, in 2015. http://www.nualanichonchuir.com/

Patrick Chapman has published six collections of poetry and one of short stories The Wow Signal (2007). A volume of two novellas The Negative Cutter has been published this year by Arlen House. He has written for film, radio and television including the Dr Who audio drama 'Fear of the Daleks' and the children’s tv series Garth and Bev. 

Ladette Randolph is editor-in-chief of the prize-winning literary magazine PLOUGHSHARES and on the faculty at Emerson College in Boston. An award-winning author, her latest book is LEAVING THE PINK HOUSE. ladetterandolph.com/

Jennifer Matthews writes poetry and book reviews, and is editor of the Long Story, Short Journal. Her poetry has been published in The Stinging Fly, Mslexia, Revival, Necessary Fiction, Poetry Salzburg, Foma & Fontanelles and Cork Literary Review, and anthologised in Dedalus's collection of immigrant poetry in Ireland, Landing Places (2010). poetryinternationalweb.net



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